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DIY Furnace Troubleshooting

One of the most critical parts of the winter is staying comfortable and warm. Of course, staying comfortable is critical throughout the year, but during the chilly season it is even more crucial. Winters in Ontario are erratic and the frostiest days can often pop up on us, sometimes when your furnace is not ready. So, before you call in a specialized technician, here are a few things you can check first:

  1. Check your filter – grimy filters are one of the most universal causes of sudden furnace failures. Air has a more challenging time passing through filters once they are filthy or dirty, causing the system to switch off on some occasions. The older the furnace, the trickier it might be to find the problem, while newer furnaces are created to point out clogged and dirty filters before further problems arise. Swapping furnace filters every month or so can counteract these issues and keep you comfortable.
  2. See if your batteries are weak or dead – keep constant tabs on your thermostat batteries to ensure that there isn’t a flashing low battery light or sign on your thermostat. If there is, it’s time to switch out the batteries on your thermostat.
  3. Ensure that your thermostat is set to “heat” – it can be easy to overlook small things like the settings of your thermostat. Double-check this vital step, especially if there was a new rise in temperature that may have caused you to change the “heat” setting.
  4. Check your switches – in your home’s circuit breaker panel, locate the breakers that operate your furnace:
    1. [Ensure|Guarantee|Confirm]48] that the switch is in the On position. If it is Off or in the middle of the two positions, change the breaker to Off and then reset it to On.
    2. The switch that looks like a light switch should also be in the On, or Up, side. It can often be mistaken for a real light switch, which is why it is usually the difficulty with furnace troubleshooting. Once it’s back On, the system will only need a few minutes to reboot.

Working through these steps is a straightforward and effective way of checking the productivity of your furnace before you give a call to your Ontario expert. If there are still issues after you have made it through these steps, you will have a much greater idea on how to inform your [[technicians|specialists|experts}69] on what the problem might be. If you have questions or need to arrange a repair, call Stan's Heating, Inc in Ontario or reach out online assistance.